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Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages: Plan, Design, Remodel

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Found space...thats what this book is all about. Readers will learn how to maximize the usable but unfinished areas in their house as new living space for their growing family, without the expense of a costly addition and without the trouble of moving to a larger house. Dozens of inspirational, colorful photographs exhibit delightful design alternatives for the basement, attic, and garage. Over 580 full-color drawings and photographs illustrate construction techniques in detailed, step-by-step procedures. Some of the topics covered in Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages include planning and design; framing attics, basements, and garages; installing skylights; finishing walls and ceilings; building stairs and framing floors; installing windows and doors; and much more.

Synopsis:

Found space...thats what this book is all about. Readers will learn how to maximize the usable but unfinished areas in their house as new living space for their growing family, without the expense of a costly addition and without the trouble of moving to a larger house. Dozens of inspirational, colorful photographs exhibit delightful design alternatives for the basement, attic, and garage. Over 580 full-color drawings and photographs illustrate construction techniques in detailed, step-by-step procedures. Some of the topics covered in Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages include planning and design; framing attics, basements, and garages; installing skylights; finishing walls and ceilings; building stairs and framing floors; installing windows and doors; and much more.

Synopsis:

Shows how to remodel unfinished areas to maximize living space. Over 580 color photographs and illustrations.

Synopsis:

Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Riots

Add living space without the cost of adding on. Turn your unfinished basement, attic, or garage into an additional bedroom, a family room, a new master suite, a functional home office, or whatever living space your family needs the most.

• More than 50 detailed step-by-step sequences to guide you through the construction process

• Over 580 inspirational and informative photographs and illustrations

• Easy-to-follow techniques to help you make the conversion yourself

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics, & Garages

Table of Contents

Introduction...8

Chapter 1

Design Basics...10

Underused Spaces...12
- Gaining Attic Access
- Gaining Basement Access
- Gaining Garage Access

Planning Rooms...15
- Planning a Kitchen
- Planning a Family Room/Playroom Planning a Bedroom
- Planning a Bathroom
- The New Garage
- Planning a Workshop
- Planning a Home Office
- Planning a Home Theater

Lighting...22
- Designing with Light

Design Ideas...24

Chapter 2
Sizing Up the Project...26

Surveying the Basement...28
- Types of Basement Walls
- Inspecting the Basement

Surveying the Attic...32
- Investigating the Attic

Surveying the Garage...35

Planning for Utilities...36
- Planning the HVAC System
- Planning the Electrical System
- Planning the Plumbing System

Abiding by Building Codes...38
- Knowing the Codes
- Following the Codes

Chapter 3
Preparation Work...40

Planning the Logistics...42
- Basement
- Attic

Wall Removal...43
- Removing Drywall
- Removing Plaster and Lath
- Removing Framing
- Removing a Non-Bearing Wall
- Removing Nails
- Removing Collar Ties and Kneewalls

Joists and Rafters...47
- Repairing a Joist or Rafter
- Installing Attic Ceiling Joists

Moisture Problems...49
- Eliminating Attic Moisture Problems
- Eliminating Garage Moisture Problems
- Eliminating Basement Moisture Problems
- Correcting Sever Water Problems
- Sump Pumps
- Installing a Submersible Sump Pump

Chapter 4
Building Stairs & Framing Floors...54
 
Basement Stairs...56
- Adding a Balustrade
- Adding a Partition Wall

Attic Stairs...58
- Installing a Handrail

Attic Floors...62
- Understanding Floor Loading
- Measuring a Floor for Loading
- Reading Span Tables
- Reinforcing a Floor
- Checking the Subflooring
- Installing Subflooring

Basement Floors...66
- Repairing Cracks in a Concrete Floor
- Painting a Concrete Floor
- Installing an Insulated Subfloor

Garage Floors...70
- Building an Elevated Subfloor

Design Ideas...72

Chapter 5
Attic Framing & Dormers...74
 
Building Partition Walls...76
- The Tip-Up Method
- Building a Wall in Place
- Building a Sloped Wall
- Installing Doors and Door Framing

Kneewalls...81
- Installing Structural Kneewalls
- Building a Nonstructural Kneewall

Insulation and Ventilation...83
- Ventilating the Roof
- Insulating an Attic Roof
- Adding Rigid Foam

Dormers...85
- Types of Dormers
- Planning a Dormer
- Building a Shed Dormer
- Building a Gable Dormer

Chapter 6
Basement & Garage Framing...94

Fastening Objects to Masonry...96
- Choosing Masonry Fasteners

Building Partition Walls...100

Insulating Masonry Walls...101
- Insulating with Fiberglass
- Installing Rigid Insulation

Garage Door Openings...106

Design Ideas...108

Chapter 7
Creating the Ultimate Garage...110

Rediscovering the Garage...112

Storage Systems...113
- Cabinet Systems
- Wall Systems

Flooring Options...116
- Upgrading Concrete

Garage Mechanicals...118
- Ventilation
- Lighting

Chapter 8
Doors, Windows & Skylights...120
 
Door Styles...122
- Preparing a Door Opening
- Installing a Prehung Door
- Building a Frame and Hanging a Door
- Installing Bypass Doors
- Installing Bifold Doors

Door Casing...128
- Installing Mitered Door Casing

Locksets...130
- Installing a Lockset

Window Installation...132
- Installing Gable-End Windows
- Framing the Window
- Installing the New Window
- Installing Flanged Windows
- Installing Garage Conversion Windows
- Installing Window Trim
- Installing Basement Windows
- Replacing a Wood Window
- Beveling the Windowsill
- Installing Window Wells

Skylights and Roof Windows...143
- Skylight Basics
- Types of Skylights
- Installing a Skylight

Chapter 9
Wiring & Plumbing...146

Wiring...148
- Choosing the Right Cable
- Estimating Wiring Needs
- Stripping Cable and Wires
- Joining Wires
- Running Cable
- Running Cable in Open Walls
- Running Cable Through Finished Walls

Installing Receptacles...155
- Wiring Middle-of-Run Receptacles
- End-of-Run

Receptacles Wiring Fixtures...156
- Wiring a Fixture in Line
- Wiring a Fixture Switched from a Loop

Wiring a Basement...158
- Wiring Raceway Systems
- Relocating Existing Wiring
- Wiring a Garage

Plumbing...161
- Getting Started
- Running Copper Water Supply Tubing
- Cutting Copper Pipe
- Soldering Copper Pipe
- Relocating Existing Supply Lines

Drainpipe Systems...166
- Connecting Plastic Pipe
- Using Neoprene Fittings
- Cutting Cast Iron Pipe
- Securing Pipes

Chapter 10
Finished Walls & Ceilings...168
 
Posts and Beams...170
- Working with Posts
- Framing around a Post
- Boxing around a Post
- Working with Beams
- Concealing a Beam
- Concealing Ducts
- Concealing Soil Pipes

Finishing Walls and Ceilings...175
- Painting Masonry Walls
- Types of Drywall
- Installing Drywall
- Ceiling Drywall
- Other Drywall Tools
- Drywall Finishing
- Preventing Joint Cracks
- Painting Drywall
- Acoustical Ceiling Tile
- Wood Planking
- Ceiling Trim

Design Ideas...186

Chapter 11
Flooring, Trim & Molding...188

Finish Flooring...190
- Underlayment
- Installing Plywood Underlayment
- Installing Hardwood Flooring
- Installing Wood Strip Flooring
- Finishing Wood Floors
- Installing Laminate Flooring
- Installing Vinyl Floor Tiles
- Installing Sheet Vinyl Flooring

Trim and Molding...198
- Trim versus Molding
- Types of Molding
- Coping and Installing Baseboard

Resource Guide...202

Glossary...204

Index...205

Credits...207

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580112925
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Photographer:
Various
Manufactured by:
Creative Homeowner Press
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner Press
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Creative Homeowner Press
Author:
How-To
Author:
Homeowner, The Editors of
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Editors of Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Attics
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
Dwellings -- Remodeling.
Subject:
Basement
Subject:
Attic
Subject:
Garage
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Ultimate Guide To...
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.80x8.30x.55 in. 1.67 lbs.

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Found space...thats what this book is all about. Readers will learn how to maximize the usable but unfinished areas in their house as new living space for their growing family, without the expense of a costly addition and without the trouble of moving to a larger house. Dozens of inspirational, colorful photographs exhibit delightful design alternatives for the basement, attic, and garage. Over 580 full-color drawings and photographs illustrate construction techniques in detailed, step-by-step procedures. Some of the topics covered in Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages include planning and design; framing attics, basements, and garages; installing skylights; finishing walls and ceilings; building stairs and framing floors; installing windows and doors; and much more.

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Shows how to remodel unfinished areas to maximize living space. Over 580 color photographs and illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Riots

Add living space without the cost of adding on. Turn your unfinished basement, attic, or garage into an additional bedroom, a family room, a new master suite, a functional home office, or whatever living space your family needs the most.

• More than 50 detailed step-by-step sequences to guide you through the construction process

• Over 580 inspirational and informative photographs and illustrations

• Easy-to-follow techniques to help you make the conversion yourself

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